North Shore Chelan Substation

Design Update Drop-in Session

Chelan PUD has been working the past year to develop design details for the new North Shore Substation on Henderson Road, such as access and roadway improvements, site grading and the orientation of the new substation. We want to share this progress with you, provide an updated design schedule, and answer any questions you may have. There is no formal presentation, feel free to stop by any time between 3 and 5 pm!

Join us for a Design Update Drop-in Session!

In Person*

  • Wednesday, September 15 from 3 – 5 pm
  • Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce

* Chelan PUD public meetings will adhere to current Covid-19  guidance, including requiring masks indoors

Remote Alternative

Can’t join us in person? Please email Jenna at to schedule a Zoom alternative.

Tractor Trailer Drive Test September 1

On Wednesday, September 1, you might see two semi-tractor and trailers driving up Henderson Road and turning around near the new substation site. This is a test drive that will help engineers determine what roadway improvements will be needed for construction and future operation of the new substation. Chelan County Public Works will also be in the field for the test drive, and there will likely be some traffic control and flagging on Henderson Road.

Map of tractor trailer drive test at North Shore Sub

Next Steps

This fall, we will work with stakeholders to evaluate design alternatives for features such as aesthetics, noise shielding, and landscaping. Although the internal components and electrical design of the substation is driven by codes and standards, we want your feedback on the exterior and aesthetic design of the site.

Email will be the most efficient way to communicate with interested stakeholders throughout this process. Please click here to subscribe to our email list if you wish to stay involved in the design phase.

Click here to sign up for our Design Email Update List.

If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to Jenna Rahm.

Graphic showing North Shore Substation footprint and orientation.

Project Background

Chelan County PUD has been working closely with the community since 2015 to construct a new substation on the north shore of Lake Chelan, between Chelan and Manson. The two existing substations serving that area, Union Valley and Wapato, are nearing capacity. In November 2017, the PUD, along with community input, selected a site off Henderson Road for the new substation.

For more information about substations, visit our Substation FAQ.